Walter was a co-pilot on a B-24 Liberator He participated in over 50 missions - including missions over the dreaded Ploesti Oil Fields.
...Robert was in the midst of heavy fighting and was reported missing on November 8, 1950. He was captured and held as Prison of War...
...a Japanese suicide boat snuck in under the cover of darkness, and hit the ship. The tremendous detonation caused by the explosives in the suicide boat, combined with mortar ammunition and fuel on the ship caused it to sink in about six minutes.
"...he was engaged in hand-to-hand fighting soon after he arrived. He took part in some of the toughest fighting of the war, up until the time he was killed in hand-to-hand combat at Trilri, Korea, on Sept. 12, 1951..."
"...He was a brave fellow, there wasn’t anyone I know who had his guts. He was killed in the jungles while attempting to wipe out a Japanese automatic rifle. Your son died instantly. He did not suffer…”